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Santiago meaning and name origin
Santiago \s(a)-ntia-go, san-tiago\ as a boy's name is pronounced sahn-tee-AH-go. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santiago is "Saint James". A blended form of Saint Diego; Diego is a Spanish form of James. James the Greater (of the two apostles by that name) is the patron saint of Spain.Santiago has 5 variant forms: Sandiago, Sandiego, Santeago, Santiaco and Santigo.
For more information, see also the related name Iago.
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Popularity of Santiago
Santiago is a very popular first name for men (#450 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#308 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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